Ed Kinane will present the case against the U.S. Program of drone warfare which is a form of targeted assassination and what that means for our own national security.
Since 2009, Ed has worked with Upstate NY Drone Action to Ground the Drones & End the Wars outside Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY to expose drone war crimes in Afghanistan. The group does regular vigils at the gates to the base similar to the vigils at Volk Field in WI which is home to the RQ Shadow drones. At both sites this nonviolent civil resistance has repeatedly led to arrests and short incarcerations.
Ed has also been part of the Voices for Creative Nonviolence Iraq Peace Team, remaining in Baghdad throughout “Shock and Awe” US bombing in 2003. He returned to monitor the US occupation and has spoken to many classes, congregations, and communities throughout the US. He also spent a month in Kabul, Afghanistan, with Voices.
Ed has also been active with and arrested in Witness Against Torture actions in Washington, DC. Ed is now active with the local grassroots group Beyond War and Militarism.